13 DIY Projects Your Whole Family Can Do Together
Getting kids involved in DIY projects at an early age will help them gain confidence and skills they will put to good use later in life. And when you work on these projects together, it can be a great bonding experience. Here are 13 parent-child DIY-friendly projects you'll enjoy doing together.
Create a Fairy Garden
Fairy gardens can be as simple or as complicated as you want them to be, which is great for any age DIYer. Find a spot in your yard to add some whimsical fun and see what you can create. Check out these 15 breathtaking DIY fairy gardens for ideas and inspiration.
Build a Bookcase
Teach your young DIYer basic woodworking skills by building a bookshelf together. When you’re done, help them paint it in a fun color to match their bedroom. You can make this simple bookcase in a day.
Construct a Treehouse
Spend some time in the backyard and construct a treehouse. This is a DIY project you can do together and make it as basic or intricate as you’d like. You may even find you can reuse materials you already have. These 50 treehouses will knock you out.
Here’s a DIY project the little ones will love. Collect some stones (the flatter the better) and paint them. Try painting ladybugs, flowers or get creative! Markers would also work for this project. You can then use them to decorate the garden. Add it to the list of these 14 super fun DIY projects for all ages.
Build a Cornhole Set
Get ready for your next backyard barbecue by building a cornhole game set. The classic game is easy and inexpensive to make. Learn how to build cornhole boards here.
Make a Bird Feeder or Birdhouse
All the colorful birds will want to hang out in your yard when you hang a bird feeder or birdhouse. These are great DIY projects to do with kids because you can teach them simple woodworking skills, and the project isn’t too large or overwhelming. Here’s a bird feeder you can build in just two hours, or check out these 14 extravagant birdhouses.
Build a Jewelry Box
Is your child running out of room to store all their jewelry or vacation trinkets? Try building a DIY jewelry box or organizer together. There are lots of plans available online to choose from. Get kids started in DIY with these simple tips.
Get your little DIYer involved in decorating his or her room. Try making a set of curtains together, which will help them learn basic sewing and measuring skills. Then peruse these 10 awesome ideas for window treatments.
Try String Art
String art is a fun project for all ages. Your child will get familiar with using a hammer and nails and you can get creative in the process. Pros offer their top tips for getting kids working with tools.
Construct a Toy Box
For a little bigger DIY project you can do together, build a toy storage system. This is a great project since it can grow with your child, whether for storing small toys or sports equipment. This DIY toy storage bin is perfect for families on the go.